Henry Yaple's Ski Bibliography

Henry M. Yaple, the chief librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., spent 11 years assembling a massive bibliography of skiing. The goal was to list every book, dissertation, film video and piece of software published on skiing, in English, between 1890 and 2002.

The resulting two-volume work, comprising 732 pages, was published by ISHA in 2004. It lists more than 7,000 items.

How to Use Ski Bibliography

Information in Ski Bibliography can be found through multiple access points.

SUBJECT INDEX: There are three subject indices: NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED. These indices are located in Volume I, xxiv-xxvi and Volume II, xxxi respectively. Citations in the NORDIC Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is not fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the ALPINE Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the COMBINED Index concentrate primarily upon the business or industry of skiing, and may apply either to nordic skiing, alpine skiing or both.

The various sub-categories of the NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED indices are derived from the subject matter of the actual works listed. For example, there are works listed under NORDIC/Trails, ALPINE/Lifts, and COMBINED/Market Research.

The entries or citations in Ski Bibliography are numbered consecutively so that each entry has its own discrete or unique number. The numerical range of items are listed for each sub-category in the respective subject indices. For example, NORDIC/Autobiographies covers items 2 through 15. ALPINE/Film covers items 1487 through 2123, and COMBINED/Fiction covers items 4937 through 5166.

NORDIC Bibliography section contains all entries on nordic skiing from item 1 to 1137 in Volume I.

ALPINE Bibliography section contains all entries on alpine skiing from items 1138 to 4372 in Volume I.

COMBINED Bibliography section contains all entries from items 4373 to 7183 in Volume II.

Within the NORDIC, ALPINE, and COMBINED bibliography sections respectively, the subject sub-categories are arranged alphabetically, and the within each sub-category the entries are arranged chronologically by publishing or release date. Within each year, the entries are arranged alphabetically by author or by title if an author is lacking.

SERIALS Bibliography section is arranged alphabetically by title. This section of the bibliography contains entries from items 7,184 to 7,617 in Volume II.

AUTHOR Index contains a list of all authors, editors, illustrators, photographers, producers, directors, writers included in the bibliography. It is arranged alphabetically, and each name carries the number(s) of the citation(s) in the bibliography to which it refers.

TITLE Index contains a list of all titles included in the bibliography. It is arranged alpha-betically, and each title carries the number(s) of the citation(s) to which it refers in the bibliography.

e Primary Ksort ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
1843 Alpine Film Abel, Robert.director Killy, Le Champion Metromedia Producers Corp., 1969 16 mm. 60 min.
1958 Alpine Film Jay, John Head For The Hills Rancho Santa Fe: John Jay Productions, 1975 16 mm
2041 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Skiing, Movement And Motion Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Productions, 1982 16 mm.23 min
Alpine Film Faversham, T.M. producer & director Solilochairliftquist 2005 4 min.
2204 Alpine Guide Landman, Joan Where To Ski: A Ski Guide to The U.S. And Canada Boston, MA:Houghton Mifflin, 1949 xvii, 359 p. maps
2287 Alpine Guide Rand, Abby Ski Guide To Europe New York, London:Award House, 1970 552 p. illus
2370 Alpine Guide Snowy Mountains Tourist Association Ski New South Wales Cooma, N.S.W., Australia, Snowy Mountains Tourist 1983 23 p. illus
2453 Alpine Guide Davidson, Nadine Nardi Skier's Guide To California: Volume 2 Central Sierras And So Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1991 244 p. illus.
2536 Alpine Guide Tower, Elizabeth Umbrella Guide To Skiing In Alaska: Downhill And Cross-Cou Kenmore, WA:Epicenter Press, 1997 159 p. illus. maps
2619 Alpine Handbook Samuel, John Ski-Wise London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1977 224 p. illus.
2702 Alpine Lifts Colorado. Dept. of Regulatory Agencies Passenger Tramway Safety Board Denver, CO: The Dept., 1977 viii, 69 lvs.
2784 Alpine Mountaineering Federated Mountian Clubs of New Zealand Safety In The Mountains;A Field Guide of Reminders ForVi Wellington, N.Z.:The Clubs, 1979 48 p. illus.
Alpine Mountaineering Seamen, Peter Follow The Sun:A Traverse Of The Alps On Skis Berkswell, Cyou, 2003 84 p. illus.
2944 Alpine Psychology Taylor, Jim The Mental Edge For Skiing Aspen, CO:Alpine Taylor Consulting, 1996 169 p.
1926 Alpine Film Johnson & Johnson Ski Injuries Released by Association-Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. 35 min.
2009 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions Dance To The Wind: Mount Snow Ski Resort New York: Bob Perry Productions, 1979 16 mm. 14 min.
2092 Alpine Film Begin, Christian Locomotion Radical Productions, 1995
2172 Alpine Guide Zielinski, Dr. Adam The Ski-ing Grounds Of Poland Krakow, Poland: 1935
2255 Alpine Guide Firsoff, V.A. On Ski In The Cairngorms Edinburgh & London: W & R Chambers, 1965 x, 98 p. illus.
2338 Alpine Guide Rothafel, Roxy Roxy's Ski Guide To New England Charlotte, NC: East Woods Press, 1978 190 p. illus.